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Home Event Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 Events : Winter-Spring 2014

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 Events : Winter-Spring 2014

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Winter-Spring 2014

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Brooklyn Navy Yard - Building 92The Can-Do Yard: WWII at the Brooklyn Navy Yard tour

Sundays 3/2 and 4/6. 11am – 1pm.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Cost:  FREE for WWII veterans.  $30 all others.  Veterans, current and former military personnel and members of BLDG 92 receive a 10% discount.

Turnstile Tours and BLDG 92 evoke the Yard during World War II on this interactive tour drawing from the experiences of the 70,000 wartime workers who made it the “Can-Do” Yard. Visitors will explore the role of New York City’s waterfront in the war effort and make connections between the Yard and famous battles of WWII.  Highlights include the Naval Hospital campus, the Naval Film Exchange, a working dry dock, and legendary sites in the surrounding community. For more information and to register, visit http://bldg92.org/events/.

“Little Tug” Reading and Workshop

Sunday, 3/16.  1:00pm.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Cost:  FREE

Acclaimed author/illustrator Stephen Savage shares the story of the Little Tug, a lovable New York harbor tug boat hard at work. Savage leads participants in an arts-and-crafts workshop, making “little tugs” to take home.  For more information and to register, visit http://bldg92.org/events/.

Made at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Factory Tours:  Whiskey Wars!

Sunday, 3/16.  3:45pm-5:15pm.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Cost:  $15.  $12 for members of BLDG 92

In the 19th century, Marines were dispatched from the Navy Yard to crack down on illegal whiskey distilling in what became known as the WHISKEY WARS. Today, Kings County Distillery is proudly making moonshine and more on premises. Join BLDG 92 and Kings County Distillery on a tour (and tasting!) that explores whiskey scandals of the past and the resurgence of the industry today.  For more information and to register, visit http://bldg92.org/events/.

Made at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Factory Tours:  Icestone 

Friday, 3/28, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Cost:  $15.  $12 for Members of BLDG 92.

Find out how local sustainable manufacturer IceStone® survived Hurricane Sandy and has transformed 10 million pounds of waste glass into high design countertops that rival the strength and beauty of quarried stone—absent the associated environmental damage.  Visitors will have the opportunity to handle the raw material, experience a cutting-edge green production facility, and take a piece of IceStone home.  For details and to purchase tickets, visit http://bldg92.org/events.

Seasonal Photography tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Saturday, 4/19.  11am – 1pm.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Cost:  $30.  Members of BLDG 92 receive a 10% discount.

A limited narration, visual journey around the Yard’s fascinating waterfront landscape.  Photo enthusiasts can juxtapose its 19th century buildings against cutting edge green construction, natural landscapes with riverside vistas all nestled within a thriving 300-acre industrial setting.  Guided bus tour offers several extended opportunities for shutterbugs to develop their own collage.  Participants are eligible to enter an Instagram contest judged by professional Yard photographers. For more information, visit http://bldg92.org/events/. 

Sustainable Industry and Architecture tour at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Saturday, 3/29 (by bus), 11:00am-1:00pmSunday, 4/20 (by bike). 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Cost:  $30 bus.  $24 bike.  Members of BLDG 92 receive a 10% discount.

Explore the Yard’s transition from one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks.  Learn about its many green initiatives, including adaptive reuse of historic structures and materials, alternative energy projects, and sustainable manufacturing practices employed by some of its 330 businesses. Visit sites such as the landmarked 1851 dry dock, the nation’s first green multi-story industrial building, and the LEED Platinum-certified Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92.  For more information and to register, visit http://bldg92.org/events/.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Overview tour:  The Past, Present, and Future of the Yard

Saturdays (Ongoing), 2:00pm-4:00pm thru February.  2:30-4:30 beginning in March.  Sundays (ongoing beginning 3/23), 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Cost:  $30.  Members of BLDG 92; Brooklyn Historical Society; Brooklyn Greenway Initiative; Intrepid; and Lower East Side Tenement Museum receive a 10% discount.

Guided bus tour explores intriguing sites of the 150-year shipbuilding facility including a Civil-War era dry dock, the 24-acre former Navy hospital campus, and the nation’s first multi-story LEED Gold-certified industrial building.  For more information, visit http://bldg92.org/events/.

BLDG 92 Presents…Wesley Fagan: A Life in Pictures

Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm – 6pm.  Ongoing

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Cost:  FREE

Jazz musician and the Navy Yard’s first African-American photography director passed away in 2012 at the age of 101.  A Bed-Stuy local, his great American story and selections of his work—including his capture of the USS Constellation blaze, one of Brooklyn’s most disastrous—are now on view at BLDG 92.  For more information, visit http://bldg92.org/exhibitions/special-exhibits/.

Gallery 92 exhibit: Reflections on Rosie

Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm – 6pm.  Through May 2013.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Cost:  FREE

In a new art installation and exhibit, four women working in the Yard today reflect on the experiences of women who entered its gates for the very first time seven decades earlier. Incorporating oral histories, sculpture and fashion, “Reflections on Rosie” explores the irrevocable transformation of women in WWII and celebrates the legacy of contemporary female entrepreneurs. For more information, visit http://bldg92.org/exhibitions/gallery-92/current-exhibit/. 

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future

Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm – 6pm.  Ongoing.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Cost:  FREE

Inaugural exhibit traces the Yard’s 165-year history as the nation’s premiere naval industrial facility to its present as home to the greatest concentration of manufacturing and green businesses in New York, emphasizing the area’s impact on labor, politics, education, and urban and environmental planning.  For more information, visit http://bldg92.org/exhibitions/.

Designing the Future

Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm – 6pm.  Ongoing.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92

Cost:  FREE

The second installation of a prototype showcase by Brooklyn’s best and brightest design and engineering students—ideas and products that may one day be developed and manufactured in the Navy Yard.  Featuring inventions by students from NYU-Poly Dynamic Systems Laboratory, City Tech School of Technology and Design, and Pratt Institute School of Art and Design.  For more information, visit http://bldg92.org/exhibitions/.

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